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The Family Center

AmeriCorps Member – Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

The Family Center


Job Summary

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) will recruit, train, and organize volunteers to meet organizational needs of The Faily Center, an agency helping people break multigenerational cycles of childhood trauma. The Coordinator will also be responsible for TFC’s database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities.

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator serves with a 30-member cohort of community-focused individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between The Family Center and Hands On Nashville, Middle Tennessee’s volunteer resource center.

The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps program is made possible through the support of the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations. 

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

Job Responsibilities

The Family Center is looking for a detail-oriented and focused Volunteer Engagement Coordinator to be responsible for our database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibilities include recruiting and training new volunteers, keeping a database of volunteer information and skills, matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills, keeping volunteers informed, and conveying the organization’s purpose to the public.

The Family Center seeks an individual who has a passion for people and nature and can inspire volunteers. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, and able to work independently to accomplish goals. Over the course of the yearlong term, the Coordinator manages all aspects of the volunteer program, completes a program evaluation, and strategizes ways to enhance the experiences of volunteers and partners. The Coordinator gains experience with volunteer management, horticulture, business development, community outreach, project planning and execution, and public speaking.

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization.
  • Survey staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance.
  • Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations.
  • Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events.
  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend changes as appropriate.
  • Recruit, interview and maintain a base of volunteers.
  • Create and distribute various communications targeted to current and potential volunteers.



The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is designed for entry-level or experienced professionals interested in a career in nonprofit management. You have amazing skills. We will teach you how to put them to work for the greater good. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Interests

  • Communications
  • Community Organizing
  • Computers/Technology
  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Writing/Editing
  • Teamwork

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 16, 2021 – July 29, 2022)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)
  • U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance 

Physical Requirements

Lift and carry up to 15lbs; Responsibilities in the position may entail sitting for extended periods of time; Responsibilities in this position may entail standing for extended periods of time.; Responsibilities in the position may entail serving in the outdoors and potentially in inclement weather; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.; Service responsibilities require member to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;

Additional Information


  • $6,345 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management

How to Apply

Please complete the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Application Form. We will contact you within two weeks to let you know if you have been selected for an interview.

Accepting candidates on a rolling basis through August 1, 2021


  • Date Posted: March 26, 2021
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/16/2021
  • Salary Range: $17,500 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments
  • Working Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week